Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WOMAN x POWER | Walking the Runway

I am honored to once again walk the runway for Esé Azénabor 
in the 3rd annual Woman X Power Event!

Ese Azénabor will be debuting her newest collection "The Paradise Collection" on November 24th, 2019 at the iconic Hall of State in Dallas, TX. 

It will benefit Action with Compassion Dallas, Inc, which seeks ways to support domestic violence victims and reduce domestic violence in the community. 

A portion of the ticket sales will go to Action with Compassion Dallas, Inc.
Get your tickets HERE! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Thrilled to have donated this piece to DIFFA/Dallas for the annual DIFFA Wreath Auction to be held on November, 14th, 2019!

I was honored to serve as a 2018 Style Council Ambassador for DIFFA/Dallas and I love to donate pieces of art to this wonderful organization!

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA/Dallas) raises funds for organizations that aid in the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing preventative education programs, treatment and direct care services for people living with/impacted by HIV/AIDS.

36"x36" Acrylic Framed in Silver Leaf Floater Frame | IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME | Available at DIFFA Wreath

I was honored to have this piece (along with other several artists) promoting this amazing event in PaperCity Magazine's November issue.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019


CHECK OUT my SUMMER SALE at Lost Again in the Dallas Design District!

50% off all Artwork by JoJo and my glamorous and eclectic finds!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


This piece will be available at the Dallas Go Red Luncheon on February 22nd!

Rising Up to the Challenge of Our Rival
An original abstract acrylic painting
18” x 24” canvas and framed

We can despair that rose bushes have thorns, 

or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

I am a Heart Disease Survivor. On December 4, 2009, at 34 years old, I was admitted into the hospital for my 2nd heart surgery. It was quite an ordeal... 

But, because of ongoing cardiac medical research, I was able to have the opportunity to play with my little boy again without fear of passing out from an abnormally fast heart rate or fear of going into cardiac arrest. 

The procedure and recovery were tough. I was in the ICU for several days. I had a tube sticking out of my chest to help drain the fluid that was collecting around my heart. I was in extreme pain. The surgery was considered successful, but my heart still has issues and requires frequent monitoring. 

My fight is not over. Although I have endured many cuts and scrapes from sharp “thorns,” I choose to rejoice because of the roses among the thorns. 

Family and friends are my roses. I also have loved ones who suffer with or have died due to heart disease. I have sincere respect for others facing their own thorns. Heart disease may be a silent killer, but its effects are not silent. Many of you may have a loved one with heart disease, have lost a loved one from heart disease, or has a friend who is a heart disease survivor, or... you may be a survivor yourself. 

I painted “Rising Up to the Challenge of Our Rival” as a tribute to my father, Carmelino, who is also a heart disease survivor. He has had heart failure for almost 10 years. During that time, he has overcome open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve plus many other procedures to aide in sustaining his life. I painted this piece in honor of him and to all those affected with and by heart disease. Thank you for your support in helping to raise funds for lifesaving heart research. It means A LOT!

With a Grateful Heart,
Joanne “JoJo” Herda